When can I plant Sweet Sultan in Zone 7a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of estimating when you can plant sweet sultan is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 7a.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Sultan

Frost tolerance for sweet sultan: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sweet Sultan do ok in moderate cold which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant sweet sultan in Zone 7a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sweet sultan and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sweet sultan may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sweet sultan indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7a the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 7a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7a we get a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your sweet sultan if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 0°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.